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2021 VW ID.4 vs. 2021 Tesla Model Y

2021 Blue Volkswagen ID.4 vs Red Tesla Model Y
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 EV

2021 Tesla Model Y
$39,995 MSRP*

Starting Price

$51,990 MSRP
30.3 cubic feet

Trunk Space

24.1 cubic feet
4,200 pounds

Towing Capacity

3,500 pounds

The world of electric vehicles (EVs) is expanding with the introduction of the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4. Promising excellent performance, a large cargo capacity, and a driver-friendly MSRP, the Volkswagen ID.4 is an excellent choice for West Des Moines drivers who are looking to switch to an EV model. However, how does the VW ID.4 compare to the Tesla Model Y? We believe the Volkswagen ID.4 will fit your needs and your budget better than the Tesla Model Y, but you can read our electric SUV comparison below to see which model is better for your daily drives. While you’re here, you can also read our overview of the VW ID.4!


VW vs. Tesla: Price & Performance

The Volkswagen ID.4 is built to be the electric SUV for every driver with exceptional EV performance at a budget-friendly MSRP. When you compare the VW ID.4 vs. the Tesla Model Y price, you’ll find that the ID.4 is over $10,000 cheaper than the base Model Y. Additionally, drivers can save more when they purchase a VW ID.4 with our new Volkswagen specials.

  • VW ID.4 Starting Price: $39,995*
  • Tesla Model Y Starting Price: $51,990 MSRP

Along with these significant savings, the VW ID.4 gives drivers many of the same benefits as the Tesla Model Y, offering efficient electric performance, fast charging, and an extensive travel range. To compete with Tesla’s Supercharger Network, VW has built DC Fast Chargers as part of its Electrify America initiative.

The ID.4 also comes with excellent performance capabilities like available all-wheel drive and Volkswagen signature Instant Torque, giving drivers the power and capability they need on Urbandale roads when they need it. While the Tesla Model Y does offer a larger electric range than the VW ID.4, the VW ID.4 range is more than enough for your daily commute and errands around town. Longer trips will also be a breeze with its fast charging time and the numerous DC Fast Chargers that Volkswagen is building all over the country.


VW vs. Tesla: SUV Utility

If you’re shopping for an SUV then you’re looking for a vehicle that can provide you with abundant cargo space and extra capability on your Des Moines commute. Both the Tesla Model Y and the Volkswagen ID.4 offer spacious interiors, but the Tesla Model Y has 6 fewer cubic feet of cargo space in its rear trunk area than the Volkswagen ID.4, meaning you can store more cargo in the VW ID.4 without sacrificing passenger comfort. Compare the Trunk space for the VW ID.4 vs. Tesla Model Y below:

  • VW ID.4 Trunk Space: 30.3 cubic feet
  • Tesla Model Y Trunk Space: 24.1 cubic feet

In addition to a spacious interior, the VW ID.4 also beats the Tesla Model Y in towing capacity. With a 4,200-pound towing capacity and AWD capability, you’ll find excellent utility on the Volkswagen ID.4 at a much lower price than the Tesla Model Y.

  • Tesla Model Y Towing Capacity: 3,500 pounds
  • VW ID.4 Towing Capacity: 4,200 pounds

2021 VW ID.4 vs. Tesla Model Y: Driver-Assistance Features

Tesla vehicles are well known for their self-driving features, but with the introduction of the VW ID.4, Volkswagen has designed its own self-driving tech. The Volkswagen IQ.DRIVE comes with a wide range of intelligent features that include Travel Assist — a semi-autonomous driving assistance feature. Along with Travel Assist, the Volkswagen ID.4 has a collection of driver-assist safety features that you can activate on your own or allow Travel Assist to do so when it’s in command of the wheel.

  • Travel Assist, a semi-autonomous driving assistance feature
  • Lane Keep Assist system that steers your vehicle to stay in lanes under certain conditions above 37 mph
  • Front Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Active Side Assist
  • Blind Spot Assist

Learn More About the 2021 VW ID.4 at Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines

While the Tesla Model Y has been a staple in the EV market, the Volkswagen ID.4 is making a name for itself with its low price, excellent performance, premium features, and striking design. Learn more about the Volkswagen ID.4 when you contact our team. We’ll help you find the right VW ID.4 model for your Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines commute and help you reserve a model ahead of its release. Contact our finance team today to reserve your Volkswagen ID.4, and to learn about the differences between hybrid and electric vehicles. See how the 2022 VW ID.4 compares to the 2022 Tesla Model Y!

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